There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today. Many countries with the youngest populations are in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia. These large youth populations should be perceived as a primary asset rather than a burden. The explosion of a young population means that, sometimes, there aren’t enough formal jobs for youth. This panel explores entrepreneurship as another option and will discuss efforts by schools and universities to develop entrepreneurship initiatives at various levels.
Moderator: Ms. Maria Esther Jimenez Former Minister of Social Action and Minister of Education of Paraguay
- Ms. Norma Barrios Junior Achievement Program, Fundación Paraguaya
- H.E. Nicolás Ardito Barletta Vallarino Former President of Panama
- Ms. Lucilene Correia de Macedo Managing Partner, Destak
- Consulting and Business Advisory, Ltd.; President, GPF – Brazil
- Ms. Caroline Anne Amollo Director, Education Alternatives, Global Peace Foundation – Kenya